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NBC Universal Joins ETCP Council

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• February 20, 2009
NEW YORK — NBC Universal has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The Council is the governing body which manages the development and implementation of ETCP, the industry-wide certification program for entertainment technicians. Read More...

ETC Student Sponsorship Applications Available

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• February 20, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI — ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) is once again offering its Student Sponsorship program, which will give six college students the chance to attend the LDI tradeshow in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 20 to 22. The application deadline is April 30. Read More...

Christ Chapel Bible Church Upgrades with Robe

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• February 19, 2009
FORT WORTH, TX — When Rob Wimberley, technical director at the Christ Chapel Bible Church, opted to upgrade the house of worship’s conventional lighting fixtures with moving lights, design consultant Rick Stuart of Rick Stuart Production and Design specified Robe gear for the job. Electro Acoustics and Video (EAVI) supplied the new equipment. Read More...

Stage Company Productions Aims to Make Seattle Less Sleepless

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• February 19, 2009
SEATTLE — Stage Company Productions, Inc., headquartered in Lakewood, Colo., expanded to the Pacific Northwest and named Stephen Dilts general manager of the company’s Northwest operation here. The company provides video, audio, lighting, staging and event coordination services to corporate clients. Read More...

Medialon Names David Geoghegan Director of North American Sales

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• February 18, 2009
MIAMI — Medialon Inc. announced that David Geoghegan has joined the company as director of North American sales. A 21-year industry veteran, Geoghegan has a background in themed entertainment, casinos, museums, live production and broadcast. Read More...

J. R. Clancy PowerLifts Now ETL-Listed

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• February 17, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY — PowerLift, J. R. Clancy’s automated theatre hoist, has been listed as meeting the UL 1340 Hoist standard for safety by ETL. A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), ETL was originally founded by Thomas Edison in 1896. PowerLifts will now carry the ETL Listing Mark. Read More...

Blue Planet Lighting Acquires Sandor Sound Services

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• February 17, 2009
HOLLISTER, MO — Blue Planet Lighting has agreed to acquire Sandor Sound Services Group, forming Blue Planet Audio.  Ed Sandor, newly appointed president of Blue Planet Audio, will oversee all departments of the company.  Sandor will receive a controlling interest as well as creative control over the Blue Planet Audio division. Read More...

ETC Enters LED Market with Selador Purchase

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• February 16, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI — After long speculation about whether entertainment-lighting company ETC would enter the LED market, the company has announced their acquisition of the Selador product line from Selador co-founders Rob Gerlach and Novella Smith. Read More...

Chaos Acquires Chris Wickman Productions

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• February 16, 2009
LOS ANGELES—Chaos Visual Productions, formed in Dec 2008 by John J. Wiseman, Chris Kaman and Chuck Burtzloff, has announced its acquisition of 100 percent of CW Productions (CWP). CWP was founded in 1989 by Chris and Sheila Wickman as a show production rental house, and now handles specialty lighting, video, projection, and show programming. Read More...

Compulite Used for U.K.’s “Dancing on Ice”

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• February 13, 2009
LONDON — Dancing on Ice, a weekly British TV show broadcast on ITV, draws about 9.5 million viewers with celebrities who compete in front of a panel of judges.  LD Dave Davey, gaffer Dave Hallet and console operators Bill Peachment and John Ford control the lighting and projection via two Compulite Vector Green consoles. Read More...

Barco LEDs Used for Super Bowl Broadcast

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• February 13, 2009
TAMPA, FL —Creative Technology used Barco’s LED products for the live broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII, with set elements visible during both the commentary desk and red carpet portions of the broadcast. On the commentary desk set, a curved display using Barco NX-4 modules could be viewed from different camera angles. To the right and left of the commentators, additional tiles were formed into vertical displays. Read More...

European Reorganization Creates Martin EMEA

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• February 13, 2009
AARHUS, Denmark — Martin Professional A/S is reorganizing its European sales subsidiaries with the creation of a regional sales organization, Martin EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), which will be based at Martin’s headquarter office. Read More...

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